While it was very close, The Avengers fell short in midnight ticket sales, coming in a million dollars behind The Hunger Games. See story from E Online below.
UPDATE: Sellouts, schmellouts. While The Avengers didn’t top The Hunger Games at midnight, it got awfully close, and set a new mark for superhero movies with an $18.7 million take in 12 a.m., Friday screenings.
At least in the early box-office going, and especially tonight at midnight.
Here is a list of the current top 10 Midnight Openings courtesy of Box Office Mojo:
1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 – $43.5 million
2. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 – $30.3 million
3. The Twilight Saga: Eclipse – $30.1 million
4. The Twilight Saga: New Moon – $26.3 million
5. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 – $24 million
6. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince – $22.2 million
7. The Hunger Games – $19.7 million
8. The Avengers – $18.7 million
9. The Dark Knight – $18.5 million
10. Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith – $16.5 million
Congrats go out to The Avengers for having the highest opening of any super hero movie ever! And a special mention for The Hunger Games for holding tight to seventh place!